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The Glamour & the Squalor (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Music | 15 April 2016 (USA)
The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new ... See full summary »

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Marq Evans
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Credited cast:
Chris Ballew Chris Ballew ... Self
Carrie Brownstein ... Self
Kurt Cobain ... Self (archive footage)
Marco Collins ... Self
Benjamin Gibbard ... Self
Michael Halloran ... Self
Kerri Harrop Kerri Harrop ... Self
Matt Hoyt ... Radio Executive (voice)
Ken Jordan ... Self
Scott Kirkland ... Self
Ryan Lewis ... Self
Macklemore ... Self
Shirley Manson ... Self
Mike McCready ... Self
Sean Nelson Sean Nelson ... Self
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The Glamour & The Squalor is the story of Marco Collins, one of America's last great rock radio DJs and a musical tastemaker that changed our culture. Before the Internet made sourcing new music and rising bands a simple matter of keystrokes and RSS feeds, there was the radio DJ. No one epitomized this role like Marco Collins. He was the on and off switch for an artist's potential career and was the gatekeeper credited for helping break the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Beck, Weezer and countless others. Marco's story is inspiring but universal. He turned his passion for music into a significant lifetime of work and battled some seriously determined demons along the way. And he's still standing.

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Radio never sounded so good
11 January 2016 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Director Marq Evans was listening to a radio station playing older music and talking to older/former DJ's and found himself memorized by one time Seattle based DJ Marco Collins. Some several years later, including two kicker starter campaigns, his "The Glamour & Squalor" is now making the festival rounds. Here, Evans introduces and reminds radio music fans that DJ Marco Collins bucked the mainstream radio air waves back in 1900's "playing music other stations couldn't/wouldn't," thus introducing the listening audience to such bands as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Beck (to name a few), and even todays electronic music. He did this as a closeted gay man, until he was outed by one his bands, then used his popularity to help Washington become one of the first states to allow marriage equality. Unfortunately, he fell victim to the 24/7 lifestyle and his families addiction legacy, which pretty much cost him his career. Through interesting music industry interviews, and words of wisdom from friends and colleagues, Director Evans provides an entertaining look back at the heyday of radio and this intriguing DJ who helped pushed the radio airwaves kicking and screaming into the future.


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